In today’s world, women are confronted daily with their own anxieties about their body and the way they look. With “selfies,” video conferencing, social media, and other tools to stay connected, women are always visible. They are always aware of those parts of themselves they wish they could change. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why so many women are turning to body contouring surgery to address these concerns.
About 7-percent of the women requesting surgeries have already had at least one in the past. Women in their 20s, 30s, and into their 60s are consulting with plastic surgeons to learn more about body contouring procedures and the benefits they might offer. Today, more and more women than ever before are considering a body contouring procedure.
Why Women Choose Body Contouring Surgeries
Appearances are important to all of us because it how others see and perceive us. The way we look, dress, talk, and act tells others about who we are as people. In today’s visual world, we are presenting ourselves to others almost constantly. There is also a lot of pressure to fit a certain ideal, whether it is waist size, clothing size, body shape, or hairstyle. Being happy with the way we look can show others volumes about who we are, so it’s essential to be proud of your appearance. Body contouring surgery offers a realistic, effective, and practical way to achieve that desired look.
There are also many personal reasons that women choose body contouring surgeries. For many, it is a specific problem that they want to address with surgery, something that might have bothered them for years. Bat wing arms, a thicker waist, heavy thighs, and other troubles can drive women to a body contouring consultation seeking solutions. Patients who seek body contouring surgery are often looking for a way to put that issue behind them and feel younger, sexier, or happier in their own bodies. Many perspective body contouring patients might also be dreaming about how easy it will be to shop for clothes!
Types of Body Contouring Procedures
There are many individual areas that can be addressed by body contouring surgeries and many have their own specially designed procedure. When a patient is seeking body contouring surgery, she might be focusing on a certain area or considering a more encompassing change. Some of the most popular body contouring surgeries include:
- Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery. This procedure focuses on the midsection and aims to reshape and smooth the waist and tummy. Typically, excess loose skin and fatty tissue will be removed before the muscles will be tightened to provide a firmer contour.
- Arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, deals specifically with the upper arms. This common trouble spot can collect fatty tissue and loose skin over time to create “bat wings.” Women of all ages, especially after weight fluctuations, might seek out this surgery to have better looking, more toned arms.
- Liposuction surgeries, including laser-based fat removal and nonsurgical alternatives like CoolSculpting, have been a popular option for many women for many years. Fat removal techniques can be applied to almost any area to achieve a desired contour or look, including the arms, legs, abdomen, buttocks, neck, and more.
- Thigh lift surgery helps to reshape troublesome legs. The procedure involves the removal of loose and lax skin, as well as some fatty tissue, before the tissue is lifted and shaped into a thinner, trimmer appearance. Cellulaze is often added to a thigh lift to combat the buildup of cellulite in this area.
These are by no means the only available body contouring procedures. Also, any of these can be combined to achieve your best surgical result. Talk to your plastic surgeon about your trouble spots and what results you’re hoping to see so he can recommend the best procedure for you.
Candidates for Body Contouring
In order to be considered eligible for body contouring surgery, you must first meet with a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. You should be in good overall physical health, not smoke or be willing to quit, and have a realistic expectation for your surgical results. To be a good fit for body contouring surgery, patients should also have clear concerns about the shape and/or tone of their body, whether it is own specific area or many.
Plan Your Body Contouring Consultation Today
For your best body contouring procedure, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein and Dr. Rubinstein can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire.
To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.